New Architecture London

Author(s): Edwin Heathcote

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London has always been known for its iconic buildings, but the city has recently witnessed an explosion of new architecture from the world's most acclaimed architects. This breathtaking volume offers a fascinating look at the city's rapidly changing skyline and celebrates the enormous array of motifs, materials, and cutting-edge technology that have been employed by today's leading architects. The book includes the recently completed Tate Modern extension by Herzog and de Meuron, important financial district buildings such as Rafael Vin oly's "Walkie-Talkie" and Foster + Partner's "The Gherkin," as well as Renzo Piano's mixed-use skyscraper, "The Shard," across the Thames. OMA's New Court Rothschild Bank nimbly juxtaposes contemporary features with more traditional ones. Jean Nouvel's colossal retail and office development, One New Change, cleverly plays off its storied environs with an ingeniously constructed glass block that allows for multiple views of St. Paul's Cathedral. From the Serpentine Sackler Gallery to the Emirates Airline tram, and from the Peckham Library to the US Embassy, no new stone is left unturned.This book demonstrates how one of the world's oldest cities manages to feel eternally new and exciting.


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EDWIN HEATHCOTE is architecture and design critic of the Financial Times, the author of over a dozen books, and editor of the online archive AGNESE SANVITO is a photographer, who uses light, color and movement to capture the spirit of important works of architecture and show them at their best. She studied Fine Arts in Bologna and Bristol and Photography in London. She is a winner of the Southbank Winter Photography Competition, the Thames 21 Photography Prize and several other awards. She has exhibited her work at NLA, Anise, The Building Centre, Four Corners, and Viewfinder Photography Gallery. She is based in London.RICHARD SCHULMAN is a renowned photographer who has photographed the most celebrated architects in the world and their works. His projects include the books Portraits of the New Architecture 1 and 2, with Paul Goldberger.

General Fields

  • : 9783791382784
  • : Prestel
  • : Prestel
  • : April 2017
  • : May 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Edwin Heathcote
  • : Hardback
  • : 176